Friday, 6 April 2007

The Makings of a Mackintosh

For the DCM mid week challenge " make a card inspired by a work of art" (read more about it on their blog, I'm not very good at explaining the technical part!) You are supposed to use the original, but I couldnt find anything to copy... so taking inspiration and help from some rubber stamps.

And so, in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, this is my card... I pain stackingly cut out the black outline using a craft knife on black card, and coloured it in with pens.

Thursday, 5 April 2007

2 for the price of one!

Some how I convinced myself that I managed 3 challenges in one, but don't know where I got that idea from?! I think it was the fact that I was making a card for my friend that seemed to make it even more of a better offer. And it's about time I had another slide show...

My first Wednesday Stamper challenge! To decorate an envelope, so glad of this challenge I do have a thing for bland envelopes, although I have been slipping of late! And using the sketch from Ink Stains Challenge (taken from 2 Peas in a bucket)

Very Vintage

Here is a combined challenge, using the theme of vintage from the Daring Card Makers with the sketch from Di Hickman.... I have come up with this...

Wednesday, 4 April 2007

. . . . . . . . S.e.e.i.n.g. S.p.o.t.s. . . . . . . .

I really enjoyed doing this commissioned card, so much fun thinking of a theme for a 5 year old, wanted to get away from the cliche of pinks and came up with this... I must admit I also enjoyed colouring in all the ladybirds too! heehee

Got some fab wooden stencil today to do some numbers, wish I had them earlier for the 3 year old card! Oh well... hand cut the leaf, and used Quickutz for the lettering, oh and stamped the ladybird with a shildrens stamp set I got second hand.
Talking of spots... to my dear friend 'A-Knee' who is a faitful blog watcher, get rid of those spots so I can see you and G soon!!!

Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Tricks & Techniques - PRIZE GIVE AWAY!!!

Ok... As promised here is my second Blog candy Giveaway as the first just took ages! Up for grabs are the lovely Tulip K&Co papers, along with a set of Aqua flo pens (Fill with water to create great watercolour effects), and some watercolour effect pictures, to be used on cards altered art etc...

So here's what you have to do. I have picked the theme and technique of watercolour, although personally I love inking, so just leave me a comment with your favourite craft trick or technique. Winner will be drawn on Friday 13th (nonsense to the bad luck thing!)

Sunday, 1 April 2007

Well done Winner

Well i will definately learn from my mistakes and not set such a long deadline on my blog candy giveaways! It has taken ages, the suspense has been killing me, I was soo tempted to move the date froward... before I announce who it is I want to show you this random photo that appeared while i was looking for the picture of the winner

(I think the feet give it away personally!!! My Son!)

Anyway the person who's name was picked out of the hat and to win these lovely goodies
is.... Bondgirl!
And if you wanted to know the comment she left it was:
'Don't you just hate it when....' Inspiration stikes in the middle of the night, and you trundle down in your PJ's and slippers to make your card cos you wont be able to sleep otherwise!


Picking out the name of the winner to my Black & White Goodie Giveaway tonight! Winner to be announced tomorrow- cor I bet you had all forgotten about it! It has been ages....

Happy Birthday To You!

Ethan! My sweet nephew! Happy Birthday, sorry your card is a bit grown up looking may be you will enjoy the feather? But I have also included another card in your package that I think you will enjoy, I wont give the game away, sorry fornot posting it earlier, but at least you will have something to look forward to! Hope you had a good day in the end, troy managed to fall off a chair yesterday as well! And got a cut near his eye, Uncle Matt said to him do you think you will get a shiner (a black eye)? and he said 'yeah' hee hee